In a conversation hosted by the National League of Cities (NLC) Young Municipal Leaders Network, young municipal leaders talked about how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is reshaping their cities.

The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, represents the first time that the federal government has provided direct aid to every municipality in the country. This historical moment is a great opportunity for local leaders to not only restore their communities but also think of new ways to serve their residents.

The Young Municipal Leaders (YML) group is dedicated to helping municipal leaders and staff tackle the leadership challenges of today and tomorrow. YML is open to elected officials and city staff 18-40 years old, YML recognizes that the next generation of leaders will face challenges unique to them and their peers. 

Speakers included:

  • Janet Hernández, Councilmember, Indiantown, FL
  • James Coleman, Councilmember, South San Francisco, CA
  • Daniel Corona, Mayor, West Wendover, NV

Original event date: 12/09/2021